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SYSLOG-NG

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NAME

syslog-ng - logs system messages 

SYNOPSIS

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syslog-ng[-dFsvV] [-f<config-filename>] [-p<pid-filename>] [-C <chroot-dir>] [-u <user>] [-g <group>] 

DESCRIPTION

syslog-ng reads and logs messages to the system console, log files,other machines and/or users as specified by its configuration file.

The configuration file is read at startup and is reread after receiptof a hangup (HUP) signal. When reloading the configuration file, alldestination files are closed and reopened as appropriate. For more information about the configuration file, see syslog-ng.conf(5).

Typically messages are sent to syslog-ng via a Unix domain socket(/dev/log) or via UDP, to port 514 or to whatever syslog/udpis defined to be in /etc/services. To receieve messages from thekernel, /dev/klog is opened for reading.

Messages sent to syslog-ng should be an entire line, prefixed by apriority code in between '<' and '>'. Definititions of the recognisedvalues can be found in the include file <sys/syslog.h>.

syslog-ng can be configured to pass messages on to other syslog-ng'sand when doing so, it sends the message on with the priority as a prefix.

It is not necessary to terminate a message with a line feed or carriage return.

 

OPTIONS

-C  <directory>, --chroot=<directory>
Chroot to directory.
-d, --debug
Set "debug mode". Prints out various messages to aid in debugging and stopsit from becoming a daemon. To activate debugging in the yacc parser, eitheruse this option twice or combine with -v.
-F, --foreground
Don't fork into background.
-f  <filename>, --cfgfile=<filename>
Instead of reading the normal /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf file forconfiguration information, use the filename given instead.
-g  <group>, --group=<group>
Switch to group.
-p  <filename>, --pidfile=<filename>
Write the current PID information to the specified file.Defaults to /var/run/syslog-ng.pid.
-s, --syntax-only
Only read and parse the configuration file. See also the option -f.
-u  <user>, --group=<user>
Switch to user.
-v, --verbose
Enable verbose mode. Process will not become a daemon. Prints outfewer messages, compared to -d.
-V, --version
Print the version number.
 

DIAGNOSTICS

It is expected that syslog-ng will run as root, however, if not runningon a priviledged port of it it owned its own log directories, etc, it mightrun as a non-root user. 

SEE ALSO

syslog-ng.conf(5),logger(1),syslog(2),syslog(3),services(5),syslog.conf(5),klogd(8),syslogd(8),sysklogd(8) 

FILES

/etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf
Configuration file forsyslog-ng.Seesyslog-ng.conf(5)for more information.
/var/run/syslog-ng.pid
The file containing the process id ofsyslog-ng.
 

BUGS

If you find any, please send email to the syslog-ng mailing list at syslog-ngAATTlists.balabit.hu


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
DIAGNOSTICS
SEE ALSO
FILES
BUGS

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